For nearly three years, we’ve been criss-crossing the country and enjoying an array of adventures in our sprinter RV, affectionately referred to as VANdal. For expeditions ranging from a few weeks to a few months, the sprinter platform has been perfect. But if you know us, then you know that we tend to dream big.
“Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal.” ~Wikipedia
As we have amplified our vision of what expedition travel will mean to us in the next three to five years, we are working hard to design more permanent live-aboard accommodations. Our new expedition vehicle will ultimately replace VANdal in a way that affords us more full-time storage and extreme all-weather capability. A truck robust enough, tough enough, with enough power, space and warmth to get us through any adventure in any climate, any time of year. Basically a mobile tiny house on steroids. Or, if you prefer, a full-time mobile base camp that we’ll be proud to call “home.”
Have we decided on what our new expedition vehicle will look like just yet? Not exactly, but we’re close to pinning down a custom builder who can offer all the bells and whistles we need (and some that we just want). We’ll be sharing all the details of the buildout and insights into our design process over the next few weeks and months.
Since “VANdal” may change in form and function fairly soon, we figured now was a good time to give the site an overhaul and change our name to “Two If Overland.” Our new goal is to provide meaningful, insightful dialogue about overland travel and the pursuit of adventure all over North America, and eventually South America. We aim to be a beacon for sustainable small living, an “ethovoric” philosophy on food and, of course, a travel-centric lifestyle.
livingVANdal.com will remain active for a while as we transition our articles and blogs over to our new platform here at TwoIfOverland.com.